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27th May '18 8:41:48 AM Malady
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* ''The Godmother'' by Elizabeth Anne Scarborough. Dame Felicity Fortune ([[AlliterativeList "Fair Fates Facilitated, Questers Accommodated, Virtue Vindicated."]]) is a human recruited by TheFairFolk to act as an agent for them among humans, and is summoned by a social worker in Seattle who wishes for "a fairy godmother for the city". Unfortunately, since magic is uncommon in the world, she has to deal with the occasional ObstructiveBureaucrat to get things done. Sequels include ''The Godmother's Apprentice'', and ''The Godmother's Web''.

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* ''The Godmother'' ''Literature/TheGodmother'' by Elizabeth Anne Scarborough.Creator/ElizabethAnneScarborough. Dame Felicity Fortune ([[AlliterativeList "Fair Fates Facilitated, Questers Accommodated, Virtue Vindicated."]]) is a human recruited by TheFairFolk to act as an agent for them among humans, and is summoned by a social worker in Seattle who wishes for "a fairy godmother for the city". Unfortunately, since magic is uncommon in the world, she has to deal with the occasional ObstructiveBureaucrat to get things done. Sequels include ''The Godmother's Apprentice'', and ''The Godmother's Web''.
27th May '18 8:35:54 AM Malady
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* ''The Godmother'' by Elizabeth Anne Scarborough. Dame Felicity Fortune ([[AddedAlliterativeAppeal "Fair Fates Facilitated, Questers Accommodated, Virtue Vindicated."]]) is a human recruited by TheFairFolk to act as an agent for them among humans, and is summoned by a social worker in Seattle who wishes for "a fairy godmother for the city". Unfortunately, since magic is uncommon in the world, she has to deal with the occasional ObstructiveBureaucrat to get things done. Sequels include ''The Godmother's Apprentice'', and ''The Godmother's Web''.

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* ''The Godmother'' by Elizabeth Anne Scarborough. Dame Felicity Fortune ([[AddedAlliterativeAppeal ([[AlliterativeList "Fair Fates Facilitated, Questers Accommodated, Virtue Vindicated."]]) is a human recruited by TheFairFolk to act as an agent for them among humans, and is summoned by a social worker in Seattle who wishes for "a fairy godmother for the city". Unfortunately, since magic is uncommon in the world, she has to deal with the occasional ObstructiveBureaucrat to get things done. Sequels include ''The Godmother's Apprentice'', and ''The Godmother's Web''.
16th Apr '18 2:36:04 AM DragonQuestZ
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''[[TropeCo/FairyGodmother This item]] is available in the TropeCo/TropeCo catalog.''
4th Mar '18 4:26:40 AM jormis29
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* Madame d'Aulnoy uses this trope in "The Blue Bird" and "The White Doe", where the fairy godmothers help rivals of the protagonists. Several fairy godmothers, including an evil one, appear in "Princess Mayblossom".

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* Madame d'Aulnoy uses this trope in "The Blue Bird" "Literature/TheBlueBird" and "The White Doe", where the fairy godmothers help rivals of the protagonists. Several fairy godmothers, including an evil one, appear in "Princess Mayblossom".
6th Jan '18 6:50:13 PM DragonQuestZ
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Compare MagicalNanny, FairyCompanion, GodWasMyCopilot, MrsClaus, GuardianAngel. Contrast WickedStepmother.

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Compare MagicalNanny, FairyCompanion, GodWasMyCopilot, MrsClaus, GuardianAngel. GuardianAngel.

Contrast WickedStepmother.
WickedStepmother, WickedWitch.
6th Jan '18 6:34:36 PM intastiel
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* In the Creator/BruceCoville short story "Am I Blue?", Melvin is a CampGay Fairy Godfather in every sense of the term. As an [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angelic being]] who, as a human, was killed in a gay-bashing, he insisted on reclaiming the term when choosing his {{Heaven}}ly career.
5th Jun '17 1:21:00 PM Gairyuki
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* The Fairy Godmother from ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'' will help you activate summons spells in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts''.

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* The Fairy Godmother from ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'' will help you activate summons spells in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts''., in the prequel, ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'', she plays a small but fairly critical role in Aqua's character arc early on.
23rd May '17 1:24:41 PM HighCrate
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* In Creator/MercedesLackey's ''Literature/TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms'' series, "fairy godmother" is a trade taken up by women who can't fill the roles that "the Tradition" tries to shoehorn them into and end up with great magical power as a result. The job of being a fairy godmother involves being GenreSavvy enough to use the Tradition against itself to minimize the harm done to everyone involved; they were originally actual fairies, but eventually the role got handed down to human women and the "fairy" part was only retained as a title.

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* In Creator/MercedesLackey's ''Literature/TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms'' series, "fairy godmother" is a trade taken up by women who can't fill the roles that "the Tradition" tries to shoehorn them into and end up with great magical power as a result. The job of being a fairy godmother involves being GenreSavvy enough to use using the Tradition against itself to minimize the harm done to everyone involved; they were originally actual fairies, but eventually the role got handed down to human women and the "fairy" part was only retained as a title.
1st May '17 4:29:09 PM Skagit
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek 2}}'' has a fairy godmother for Fiona, but she's actually the BigBad and the mother of [[PrinceCharmless Prince Charming]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek 2}}'' has a fairy godmother for Fiona, but she's actually the BigBad and the mother of [[PrinceCharmless Prince Charming]].Charming]] and is almost a throwback to [[TheFairFolk older, more malevolent fairies.]].
25th Apr '17 4:37:35 PM Yozzy
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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles,'' Harry has one of these, literally, and TheFairFolk are a lot scarier than in the Disneyverse. The kick is that Cinderella's fairy godmother would have been with the more Disney-esque Summer Court, while the Leanansidhe, Harry's godmother, comes from the [[EvilCounterpart Winter Court]]. While scary, dangerous, and insane by most reasonable standards, Lea truly does want to protect Harry and wants the best for him...[[BlueAndOrangeMorality in her own way]]. Due to a MagicallyBindingContract, he belongs to her, and she sometimes tries to collect. What happens if she wins? [[spoiler: You know those hunting dogs that herald her arrival? ''They weren't dogs originally.'']] However, lately, she's proven to be very good (if ''scary'') to have as an ally.
** Interestingly, during ''Changes'' she plays with the classic Cinderella storyline by dressing Harry for [[StormingTheCastle a very different kind of party]]. Being of the winter court, her gifts vanish at noon instead of midnight.

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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles,'' Harry has one of these, literally, and TheFairFolk are a lot scarier than in the Disneyverse. The kick is that Cinderella's fairy godmother would have been with the more Disney-esque Summer Court, while the Leanansidhe, Harry's godmother, comes from the [[EvilCounterpart Winter Court]]. While scary, dangerous, and insane by most reasonable standards, Lea truly does want to protect Harry and wants the best for him...[[BlueAndOrangeMorality in her own way]]. Due to a MagicallyBindingContract, he belongs to her, and she sometimes tries to collect. What happens if she wins? [[spoiler: You know those hunting dogs that herald her arrival? [[BalefulPolymorph ''They weren't dogs originally.'']] However, lately, she's proven '']]]] Later, Harry's "contract" was bought off by Lea's boss, Queen Mab, giving Lea the chance to prove herself to be very good (if ''scary'') to have as an ally.
** Interestingly, during ''Changes'' she plays with the classic Cinderella storyline by dressing Harry for [[StormingTheCastle a very different kind of party]]. Being of the winter court, Winter Court, her gifts vanish at noon instead of midnight.
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